Welcome to The Old Byre Showroom

Interior of the shop

Proud to be a family business since 1967 and a partner of Visit Arran. We realise the importance of friendly and efficient customer service and good quality at reasonable prices.

We provide a wide range of products for all the family including brands such as Barbour, Seasalt, Harley of Scotland, Scott Officer, Fisherman out of Ireland and many more.

About Us

Situated about half a mile north of Machrie Golf course, look out for the sign at the bottom of the track and follow it up to the top - here you will find the Old Byre Showroom, Cafe Thyme, Simon Thorborn's pottery and paint your own pots, a child's play area with giant sand pit, ample parking and stunning views. There really is something for everyone here!

We offer hand knitted Aran sweaters for men and women as well as cardigans in all sizes and if we don't have one to fit in stock we can have one knitted to order at no extra cost. In addition to quality knitwear and clothing we stock for men and women we also have sheepskin rugs, sheepskin slippers, boots, hats and gloves and leather handbags, purses, wallets and gloves. Harris Tweed handmade bags, purses and interesting gifts are made for us by Bertie Girl and there is a lovely range of wool rugs and throws for your home. We also offer a range of children's clothing including Fair Trade and organic ranges such as Frugi and Little Green Radicals.

The Old Byre Showroom is situated on the beautiful Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland, easily accessible by a ferry crossing taking just 55 minutes - for more information on Arran look at We try to compliment our stunning surroundings by offering as natural products as possible, all our knitwear is wool, cashmere, cotton, silk, alpaca or mohair and we try to get as many items as we can manufactured in the UK. Our sheepskin rugs are all natural colours and include rare breeds and Jacobs.

As well as the shop we have Cafe Thyme offering teas, coffees, homebaking, delicious lunches, homemade bread and pides (Turkish style pizzas baked in the wood burning oven), home grown salad, wines, beers and a large selection of loose leaf teas.

There is a safe child's play area on site with swings, slide, trampoline, fort, climbing wall, digger den, giant sand pit, ball games area and lots of toys.

So come and pay us a visit, there really is something for everyone!

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